Nope, no proxy used, all songs were featured with something about 30 to 40 votes, what is basically what most songs get without being featured or in games.
NewGrounds top-5 isn't category based. By putting the song in a low-profile category Timraband just slipped away the zero-bombers.
By the way, as confusing as this may sound, this account is used by two dudes and i'm not the author of any of the featured songs, they are all by my friend timraband... Who shares the account with me. And i'm not defending him, BTW, I have no stake at hand here since anyone who follows our work, knows that I'm not so ative around here anymore.
Now, as far as "changing the voting system" goes, i'm all for it, but honestly? Its not happening. Try to create a topic either complaining about someone REALLY cheating (like 10 songs in the top-10 of a category and the whole category with scores like 4.13) or giving an input about how you would change the voting system, this is what will happen:
- Some users says that you shouldn't be pointing fingers and ask that YOU should be banned
- Some users says that you're butthurt and should live with it.
- Some users tell you to learn to live with it
- Some users will link to some 1000+ posts thread that nobody bothers to read
- A mod will close or delete your topic.
Why Timraband changed the categories? simple... Wake up one day with a great tune in your head, keep a whole month working on it, post it on newgrounds under the Pop category. Look at all the nice reviews and good scores on the first days... and just some hours before the top-5 and top-30 are updated, watch your song get REALLY zero bombed, with enough zeros to make sure it will never be seen again.
So no, Timraband is no cheater. He just did something simple to protect the songs and it worked. If you think any other song deserved the top-5 other than his, then blame the zero-bombers who simply destroyed said song score.